Article Category: Insight & Opinion

Inheritance and Intestacy Laws May Spark Church Versus Cohabitants Clashes

A leading family lawyer is predicting a bitter battle between church leaders and groups representing lone unmarried parents and single women if new intestacy and family provision laws are pushed through. Consultation is underway on whether unmarried cohabitants should be due a share of the estate of their partner upon death, but it could put… Read more »

The DIY-Divorce Trap Of Cost-conscious Marriage Splits

The trend towards money-saving DIY divorces is skewing the balance of financial settlements arising from marital splits. SAS Daniels divorce lawyers,  says that they feel like their team are rushing round trying to keep plates spinning as they mount more and more last-minute rescues of botched do-it-yourself divorces. “September is the second busiest month for… Read more »

Cheshire’s Top Five Delayers

Disputes over houses, kids, cars, debts and pensions are the top five divorce-delayers in Cheshire. “With houses it can be one party wanting to delay the sale to get the best price in a slowly improving market; with kids it can even be trying to unload them rather than gain custody, while, perhaps irrationally, cars… Read more »

Two-Speed Divorce Trend Driven By Property Pitfall

Divorcing couples living in rented accommodation are separating faster because they don’t have to wait for the housing market to gather pace. Leading divorce solicitors at SAS Daniels LLP,  are beginning to see a two-speed divorce trend. “The bottom line, as it almost always is these days, is the bottom line: some couples have agreed… Read more »

Local Authorities must hold their nerve over at-risk children

A nationally renowned lawyer specialising in cases involving children says that clear evidence is emerging that more at-risk minors are being safeguarded. The Family team at SAS Daniels LLP says they are concerned that a pendulum effect may evolve unless local authorities hold their nerve. The Family team says both statistical and anecdotal evidence is… Read more »